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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am EST
, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> and then it was the president's turn. he and his family walked out on stage early this morning to cries of four more years. >> tonight more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. tonight in this election you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to hear more from both men in just a few moments but, first, let's go over to nbc tracie pots who is live from obama headquarters in chicago. tracie, no doubt this was a hard fought battle for president obama. >> absolutely, lynn. now the cleanup here at victory headquarters. the end of a campaign but the beginning of a second term for president obama. a
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
area get back to track. and, david, that's really what this is about, america coming together. >> the other issue, of course, that will be perhaps decisive in battleground virginia is the economy. here was after the latest job numbers came out and unemployment ticking up to 7.9% a headline from "the los angeles times" that caught my eye that seems to be a direct challenge to governor romney. and this is it. the jobs report arouses new optimism. october data shows solid growth and suggests a smoother road for whoever wins the presidency. the economy seems to be moving in the right direction, is the suggestion there. does that hurt governor romney's case? >> well, david, the reality is that if 7.9% unemployment, if 12 million or so people out of work and 8 million more either underemployed or working part time, if that is satisfactory to you, then this is acceptable, this obama administration's performance. what i will tell you from the folks that i meet is it is totally unacceptable. this is not good enough for us in america. i just ran into a gentleman the other day in an airp
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00am EST
hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: the new america, the country makes history again. doubling down on hope and barack obama. what does the winner hope will give him and more important us a second term upgrade? will the hard right in the house give thumbs down for the re-elected president, will they risk the fiscal abyss to keep their ties to the tea party? and finally, this is my country. even mitt romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red sta
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
will impact everyone in america. today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at the white house for the first in a series of high profile economic talks that he will be hosting this week. >>> well, from hurricane sandy to last week's nor'easter to spring like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. well, nbc's chief environmental affairs correspond don't ann thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees our high on friday and 28 degrees as our hi on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter. >> instawinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering draw the, wildfires and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now s
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Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fired them before. a complete surprise, jerusalem, israel's capital, was attacked for the first time today. this picture on the internet, two rockets fired from gaza fell harmlessly outside the city. in two days
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Nov 18, 2012 2:30am EST
about the fiscal cliff, compromise and the odds of the deal happening. >>> america's energy independence and the environmentalist that says fracking is here to say. how do we make it safe? we will drill down to get answers. >>> and many call him the next steve jobs. you are probably already using something this quiet genius already invented. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number 1:00 one financial news program, "wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can'
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories to tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute famili
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Nov 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
americas business had an all-time record sales and profitability quarter. our electrical risk had a real resurgence in terms of its profitability and that goes back to the points you made at the opening of this session that our acquisition of cooper will bring to eaton now about 60% of our revenues will be in our electrical business, our strongest performing current business. >> as soon as the number came out, i went on twitter. that's what people do these days. saying oh, that's the perfect number. a lot of people said what are you looking at? obviously the earnings weren't that good. i'm looking at the operating cash flow and the margins which i thought were much better than i expected. >> there's no question, i've been talking to shareholders and investors about the issues. the economy was down shifting, that we'd be seeing a lot of number of these markets, large oems, startsing to reduction production levels. but in spite of that, our buy, were about $250 million short of where we thought they would be. our segment margins at 14.6% were strong. our balance across our business we thin
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a better place, where confidence in the future is certain, not questioned. this is not a time for america to settle. >> reporter: still, both candidate's electoral fortunes may rest on ohio. >> ohio, i'm betting on you, i'm betting on you. >> reporter: today, accusing mr. romney of running false adds on the auto industry, that implied jeep is moving jobs to china, ads even the automakers dismiss as untrue. >> you don't scare that up, to get votes, do you want a president to tell you what he thinks? still, both emphasize the bipartisan theme. >> i won't just represent one party, i'll represent one nation. >> reporter: brian, to tnight, these rallies are all about energizing the supporters, and driving up support for tuesday. >> peter alexander, thank you, let's go to d.c., moderator, "meet the press," david gregory, we're aware not everybody lives in the northeast and is affected by the storm, life goes on, what will be the prediction, how will sandy impact romney and obama? >> reporter: look, what w
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Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
. across america, voters are casting ballots in a presidential race polls show are too close to call. we begin our team coverage in colorado. >> long lines at polling stations across the country in a battle ground states like ohio, virginia, colorado and nevada -- also in hurricane damaged areas still without power, ballots are being cast in tents. after more than a year of campaigning, the candidates themselves bloated today. mitt romney in his home town of boston. his vice-presidential pick voted in wisconsin. >> i feel great today. >> vice-president joe biden waited in line at his polling station in delaware. >> i'm feeling pretty good >> president obama, back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he will not be voting today. he voted early. boats that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last minute undecided votes that has romney making a final push, adding campaign stops in pennsylvania and the toughest battle ground ball, ohio. with polls heading into election day showing a virtual tie, it is the handful of swing states that will l
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Nov 11, 2012 2:30am EST
if america goes over the fiscal cliff but said it would wa wait after budget negotiations. a downgrade will make it more expensive for the united states to borrow money. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extend
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Nov 11, 2012 11:30pm EST
across north america and around the world gathered in baltimore for a jewish convention. details on the importance of today's events. >> temperatures have been on the upswing the past couple of days. but there's also a down side to all of this and we'll talk about it. temperatures mild this evening, considering the time of year. 48 at the airport. downtowns in the mid 50's. >> for the first time in 23450erly 30 years a major national con -- nearly 30 years a major national convention has returned. it has drawn thousands of jews from across america and around the world. >> shalom. as we say in baltimore. >> maryland governor martin o'malley officially welcomed the jewish federations of north america 2012 general assembly, one of the largest conventions of jewish lay leaders, philanthropists and groups, many fresh off coming to the aid of those affected by superstorm sandy. >> your work to help the most vulnerable of our neighbors, including those neighbors of ours in new jersey and new york , we would not have put in the category of vulnerable citizens just 10 days ago, is the mos
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Nov 17, 2012 1:00pm EST
called up2us comes in. >> up2us was started because we know that kids all over america, particularly in our cities here, need sports. i mean, sports is such a fundamental part of growing up, and you learn so many values from sports that you take with you for the rest of your life. >> with help from the federal service program americorps, up2us started coach across america. so far, they've trained more than a thousand volunteers to be coaches in 25 states. ktrice mcneill was recently named their coach of the year. he really understands his players...because he was once in their shoes. >> it was really tough growing up in my neighborhood because they really didn't have any organized sports teams. everything was just surrounded by violence and just inner-city crime, so i wanted to find an outlet and something positive where i can be able to say i don't have to get involved with that so much and just i can do my own thing. >> coach mcneill not only turned his own life around, he's passing his positive attitude on to his players. >> ktrice is a very good coach. i look up to him in many di
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! >>> good morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking tha
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am EST
and republicans in congress urging them compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and the 2% payroll tax cut expiring. a big cut in medicare payments. and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capital hill leaders signalled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can seek common ground where it exists and seize it. >> reporter: post election, the same president, the same balance of power in congress and the same problems that divided a nation. >> you might remember before
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm EST
told during the campaign about the death of manufacturing in america -- harry smith tells us tonht that's just not true. and something we have noticed about our politicians during the storm crisis on the east coast. that and more as "rock center" gets under way. >>> well, good evening, and welcome to "rock center." we around here have been consumed by two huge stories over the past few days. the election drama, of course, and the big east coast storm. and then the nor'easter just last night that came in right on top of those already affected. hundreds of thousands are still without power since hurricane sandy. a lot of people who had had power restored lost it again in the snow and wind storm last night. in this region where so many lost their homes, and where millions of people have suffered through it, some times in our coverage of such events, individuals stand out. that happened on this very broadcast a week ago. a woman named phyllis, who was interviewed by ann curry on staten island. and so many of you have inquired about how she is doing, ann curry returned to staten island to fi
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
-missiles protecting tel aviv as israel launches a series of strikes in gaza. >>> courageous choice -- a miss america coestant makes a bold choice about her health to avoid the breast cancer that took her mother's life. >>> and one-two punch. in a night of upsets, the top two teams in college football both lose during the national championship picture on its head. the notre dame fighting irish fans with a big smile on their faces today, sunday, november 18, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. a lot of talk about ceasefire between israel and hamas, but certainly not happening. the two sides going in opposite directions launching a series of strikes at each other. a live update from gaza in just a moment. >>> and then the question so many have been asking in the wake of this sex scanndal involving david petraeus, what about his wife? holly petraeus very accomplished in her own right. she has made a number of sacrifices throughout the years for her husband. coming up, we'll take a closer look at his wife of nearly four decades. >>> also ahead
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> in america, we celebrate success. >> i never said this journey would be easy. >> that future is our destiny. >> we are moving forward, america. chris: america chooses. the question dominates the country, to reup a president urging him to reup his game to do more, or reject him, bringing in an alternative from the party it rejected last time. so many questions. jobs. foreign policy. national security. gender issues. all wrapped up in one. to hold or to change. if it weren't for that, suppose romney had run as a moderate from the get-go. suppose obama had faced down his rival in that first debate the way he faced down hurricane sandy? would have, could have, should have, of 2012. and finally, taking it in the gut. one candidate will suffer a personal and profound loss next tuesday night. either the first african-american president or a man who feels a duty to so many others or the man who wanted to redeem his father's own failed presidential bid long ago. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us new york magazine's john heilema
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor romney and president obama logging a lot of stops, president planning stops in iowa, wisconsin and ohio while the governor will be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. cool. you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. . >>> if you are among those who think the christmas decorations already appear too early in the stores, just wait, there's more. you're about to learn which retailers think it's a good idea to get a jump on black friday, the big shopping day after thanksgivi
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed doors today, two days after his stunning resignation of cia director. it began as an investigation into harassing e-mails and ended with him admitting to an extramarital affair. this morning in an nbc news exclusive we'll hear from his former spokesman who talked to the general after all of this broke and says petraeus is very sorry for what he did. >>> and a bit later general petraeus is the latest in a long list of powerful men who have been involved in high-profile cheating scandals so we'll ask why do they do it? our experts will weigh in. >> also ahead, it has been nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy. thousands are still in the dark. meantime, the destruction is inspiring many others to help out -- to lend a helping hand. we'll take you to hard hit coney island. >>> plus, with thanksgiving right around the corner, why you could be getting the stuffing kicked out of your wallet if you are traveling. we'll try to help y
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll ta
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Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this morning. >>> plus, the key figures trying to get to the bottom of benghazi and the petraeus affair. chair of the senate intelligence committee senator dianne feinstein of california. and chair of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers of michigan. >>> then after the election, will washington get anything done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney draws fire from fellow republicans by accusing the president of doling out, quote, gifts to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in wa
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Nov 17, 2012 2:05am EST
or left? >> on the other side of my bed. look, if i'm laying in my bed -- >> now america's snoring. if we are in bed together, all right -- >> don't think it can't happen. weirder things have happen. >> wait, no, wait. where's the door? >> hoda! we're in your bed right now. where's your door, point, just point. i'm not facing this way, okay, okay, okay. my door's over there. i'm on this side. >> then you sleep on the right. >> i sleep on my side. >>> today is geography awareness week. this week should be fun with you today. national geography week has been all this week. who knew? the national geographic society wants to make sure we're geoliterate. >> they say we don't know anything about the globe, which is true. i'm embarrassed by what's going to happen when we take this quiz. >> we're going to take a little quiz. >> let's go. >> we thought it would be fun. >> only if you're watching us. which continent is the largest exporter of wool? much of which is produced on enormous she will ranches called stations. >> australia, b. >> hadn't even come up yet. >> a, b, c, on the bottom. you need
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
that remains deadlocked. >> after four years as president, you know me. >> it is time to lead america to a better place. ♪ you make me feel >> reporter: from katy perry in wisconsin -- ♪ >> reporter: to dave matthews in have virginia, the stars turned out for the president saturday. while nascar legend richard petty revved things up in iowa for mitt romney. ♪ kid rock opening romney's biggest rally in ohio on friday. but this weekend is all about closing arguments. on saturday the president made his case in ohio, wisconsin, iowa, and virginia, where he enlisted former president bill clinton to help had him close the gap with white working class voters, and to remind them about recent boone times under a democratic president. >> barack obama is a proven cooperator. >> everybody is doing their fair share, and everybody is playing by the same rules. that's what we believe. that's why you elected bill clinton in 1992. >> reporter: mitt romney made stops in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado can on saturday be and continued to push his key argument -- the economy will be stronger unde
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Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
? i think most of america probably is. >> she would be -- she would break the glass ceiling that she talked about. >> can you think of a more qualified human being? she lived in the white house for eight years with another president, the united states senator, and now she's got every world leader on speed dial so there would be no questions about her qualifications. just a question of if she wants to run or not. >> and her significant other, too. kind of fun, too. >> they are set. >> imagine the excitement. >> oh, man. >> wow. >> who has the bigger spotlight, that's for sure, right? >> and got our take three. okay. weird wedding dances, father/daughter dances and some people have raised an eyebrow about that. a weird trend maybe developing. an article in "the huffington post" noting their wedding blog. brother/sister dances. >> i guess it's the instance where perhaps the father is not part of the family or deceased, something to that effect and the brother steps in. some people are saying is it kind of strange, a little weird to see brother/sister dances. >> i don't know. >> not unde
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00pm EST
america's economic meltdown. in the movies he would be portrayed as the little guy crushed by the system while the fat cats get away scot free. while what you're about to see is true, it starts bhart thoners. >> harry loves running. he loves putting one foot in front of the other to see how far he can go. a feeling he savors because harry just spent a year and a half in prison. our cameras were there the first day he was released from the halfway house. his two sons met him. >> i couldn't have done it without you, guys. >> i love you, dad. >> i love you, too. >> charlie engle went to prison for his role in the financial crisis. but he didn't work here on wall street, he was not a big time banker. he was accused of doing something likely hundreds of thousands of americans did during the housing boom. he exaggerated his income on his mortgage applications. charlie found real estate a good place to make money. >> the housing market was booming for everyone. >> the bubble just got bigger and bigger. >> it did. there was no end, right? >> reporter: the story of how charlie engle ended up in p
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Nov 17, 2012 12:35am EST
's a good man. plus -- oh, very excited about this. he's the president of nintendo of america, and he's here to show us the nintendo wii u, which comes out november 18th. reggie fils-aime is dropping by. [ cheers and applause ] it's the new nintendo console. and it's like -- you touch it and you, like -- you can throw chinese stars, like -- at your television. you aim it like -- yeah. it's the coolest thing. you guys are gonna freak out when you see it. and we have great music from miguel, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] oh, man! >> steve: oh, come on. >> jimmy: it's going to be good. hey, guys, today is friday, and that's usually when i catch up on some personal stuff. i check my inbox. i return some e-mails and, of course, send out "thank you notes." and i was running a bit behind today. [ cheers and applause ] would you guys mind if i write out my weekly "thank you notes" right now? is that cool? [ cheers and applause ] james, can i get some "thank you note" writing music please? ♪ that's better. yeah, there you go. [ laughter ] yeah. oh, my god. put that in the blooper reel. good jo
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
and labor. and we need to have what is good economic policy for america on immigration because we do need labor. we not only need ph.d.s in science and technology, we need skilled workers and we need unskilled workers. and we need to have an immigration policy that is good economic policy, and then -- and then the politics will take care of itself. >> you know the finger-pointing has already begun and the posturing has already begun, governor. and there are conservatives in your party saying because of this loss we need to be more conservative, and the moderates are saying because of this loss we need to be more moderate. what do you think the right path is? >> i think the right path for us is good policy. and, you know, in this campaign, one of the things we learned, matt, is negative politics works. you know, hundreds of millions of dollars of nasty negative advertising that mitt romney is a bad person, not mitt romney's policy -- >> both sides, though, governor, negative ads went on both sides. >> forgive me, but that's simply what you saw romney was challenging obama's policies. what
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Nov 4, 2012 1:30am EDT
what each candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was a first slow day but there were no glitches. the markets picked up steam. the markets fell on friday. stocks cl
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Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
-leaning pennsylvania, that romney advisers claim is now in play. >> we're going to keep america the hope of the earth with your help, pennsylvania. >> reporter: in the final stretch, a deliberate focus on bipartisanship, governor romney saying he could break the gridlock. >> i'll be able to final democrats and republicans who care more about the country. >> reporter: and often induced mistakes, the advisers are confident their argument has been made and heard. all that is left, they say is driving the supporters to the polls. >> i need your vote, i need your work, walk with me, let's walk together, tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain very confident that they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter, now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however, nbc's kristen -- welker has more. >> reporter: p
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling places soon to open in ohio. take a look at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am EST
about america's fiscal cliff. president obama will address it head on today. we'll tell you what it means for your money. >>> tuesday's vote makes marijuana legal in colorado where nfl superstar peyton manning just invested in over two dozen pizza restaurants. >>> and newly released video of a suspected killer stealing and crashing a plane. the gruesome details ahead. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 9th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today the focus is back to washington and whether the white house and congress can put aside campaign bitterness to reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner said he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawer he's the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. frankly, it couldn't even pa
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am EST
of red states and blue states. we will be the united states of america. >> mitt romney said he gave it his all and said that the nation must come together. >> the nation is at a critical point. we cannot risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family chose to give back and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. [cheers] >> the president won with slim majorities in key states. ohio, pennsylvania, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada were not called until early this morning. still outstanding is florida, where people were still in line voting at 2:00 a.m. they have to count all those ballots, not to mention the provisional ballots in ohio. which we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there were several controversial issues for marylanders to weigh in on. the final say on each of these issues was up to the voters. jennifer franciotti has the results. >> good morning. it was a clean sweep. marylanders had seven questions, and you could call it
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm EST
the fury of the sea. mara schiavocampo, nbc news, new york. >> up next tonight america's 16th president gets the spielberg treatment. that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. to support cell health. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates wil
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. yoplait strawberry is delish. well jessyca now yoplait original and yoplait light have no high fructose corn syrup. and they're still delish. everyone do the wave. yoplait. it is so good. >>> this morning on "today's style," the little black dress is a fixture of american fashion, and so is andre lyon cali, a contributor at "vogue" and he's been researching the lbd, little black dress, and his work is now on display at the scat museum of art in savannah, georgia. good to have you here this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> spent a year collecting, researching and finding little black dresses. why did you want to celebrate the lbds. >> president wallace who helped create this museum so i had to fill it up. we have 81 dresses of extraordinary quality and variety. >> let's talk about the evolution of the little black dress and starting off were the dress by marriano fortuni. why is this an important part of the little black dress as far as history goes? >> first of all, the little black dress of fortuni was made in 1901, a classic
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Nov 18, 2012 11:11am EST
to discussion. america doesn't so much have a deficit problem as they do a health care problem and you've got to do something about the health care problem. cole: the people want the jobs at 65. >> it will just be a question of policy catching up with life, right? because people are already working older and older and this would be sort of adjusting. chris: do you expect to live 20 or 30 years after retirement? you want to save up after the kids are through college. >> absolutely right. >> and the only way the fiscal cliff ends correctly is it everybody is a little unhappy at the end. chris: thank for you saying that. >> the president wanted to rule out a grand bargain the other day at his news conference and say let's fix the taxes for the middle class and down the line talk about the list. i don't think republicans want to buy that or should they buy that. probably at this point, the grand congress, do a grand bargain and come to grips. chris: let's give the democratic response which was the last 1 years under bush and obama because we continue the bush tax rates. the rich have been fat and
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Nov 10, 2012 3:00am EST
their children beat up in school because their parents worked for aig. we had people in america afraid to go home because of the way they were characterized pubically on television. when i said they were quick to attack them pubically, they ought to thank them pubically. private conversations with me doesn't help me. thank the people of aig. >> i was critical of the initial, but i want to thank people, too, from aig. what has been the chief accomplishment? >> for the company it's mainly first of all getting confident of our customers and that came through confidence of our employees and getting our businesses back up and running very effectively. that allowed us to create the money to pay back america. >> okay. i think that you're being too modest. i think this was one where everybody thought it would never happen and some management skills. it is management skills perhaps learned when you were in the army? >> first of all, my family made me go to military prep school in high school. we couldn't afford it at the time so i said how will we afford it? my mother said you can wash dishes and you can
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
. and sell a vision that's positive for america, not a negative vision about what's wrong with america. i think you have to have both. but we didn't sell a positive vision. we didn't explain to people what we're for. and i think that's the one thing we took away from the election, and that's what was lacking. >> do you see, senator schumer, very quickly, a role for governor romney in this process? would you like to see the president bring him in to, say, the negotiations over the fiscal cliff? >> well, don't know about that. but i would like to see him speak up. i think you could see him struggling in the general election. the hard right had moved him so far over on issues like immigration. and i didn't think his heart was in it. so he could help. you know, we need forces to help. when either party moves too far over, they lose. democrats too far left, republicans too far right. you need some mainstream republican voices. you need the business community to speak up on the fiscal cliff and the need for revenues. you need people like romney and jeb bush and others to talk about doing a comp
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Nov 16, 2012 12:35am EST
declared today "america recycles day." [ cheers ] which reminds me, obama hosted a screening of "lincoln" at the white house. and after the movie, biden was like, "i did not see that ending coming!" [ laughter ] so excited, you guys. we have katie holmes tonight! [ cheers and applause ] comedian russell peters! [ cheers and applause ] and amazon founder jeff bezos on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and this is cool. since we booked jeff bezos in advance, he was delivered with free shipping and handling! so we saved -- saved a lot of -- >> steve: oh, my god. that's 'cause you're prime. >> jimmy: check this out. a new survey found that 9% of americans have their childhood dream job. wow, i had no idea there were that many ghostbusters. [ laughter ] >> steve: who you gonna call? >> jimmy: yeah. yeah. this isn't good, you guys. the calculator manufacturer, texas instruments, announced that it's cutting 5% of its workforce. when the ceo made the announcement, employees were like, "you can go straight to upside down, seven, seven, three, four." [ laughter ] i heard that facebook and
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
, football night in america, and we're taking you to chicago. could be the first time on sunday night football this year that weather is going to play a factor. the texans taking on the bears, showers, heavy rain, thunderstorms possible, and temperatures will start off okay, but they will fall before the end of the game. lester? >> that's bear weather. thanks. up next, saving money by making your groceries last longer. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taki
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00am EST
states of america, and together with your help and god's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just what it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> great victory speeches, great concession speech as well. >> so gracious. >> classfully done. >> a peaceful transfer of power and, you know, this is for president obama now, we've had three consecutive presidents now with a second term. that hasn't happened in more than 200 years, so relative -- >> look at the political facts. >> you googled that. it was a great night. very dramatic. coming up, switching gears. separating fact from fiction when it comes to your health, but first these messages. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. ye
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Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
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Nov 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
better time to talk about america's domestic supply of nan gas. crushed by the street after reporting, but is this your chance to fill up? cramer's drilling down with the ceo in an earnings exclusive. >>> and later, the market may have traded higher today, but after a slew of disappointing reports, there is plenty of pessimism on wall street. cramer is looking beyond the doom and gloom. >> holiday rush? clean up continues as retailers get ready for the busiest shopping season of the year. cramer is seeing if they could be a gift to your portfolio. don't miss this exclusive with the ceo of shopping center, all coming up on "mad money." >> don't miss a second of "mad money." follow @jimcramer. send him an e-mail or give us a call. 1-800-743-cnbc. miss something? head to madmoney.cnbc.com. you know, i was once used for small jobs. yeah, and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but now that mr. clean's got this new select-a-size magic eraser, i mean, he can take on any size job. look how easily he gets things cleaned. it's enough to make you cry. you, specifically. not me. i'm just hap
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
warren in massachusetts. >> this is a win for america's middle class. >> lawmakers from both parties face the daunting task of getting work done in a capital as polarized as ever. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan was reelected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stature and a new title. the republican to beat in 2016. >> to see all of the election results in our brand new electoral college map, we break it down by state and maryland counties on wbaltv.com and our election 2012 app or you can find more statemen andfrom campaigns. >> we continue to track the nor'easter moving up the coast. but i think baltimore really is dodging a bullet right now. you look at the raider, what a mess from delawarean to massachusetts. the massive snow is falling in new jersey coming into interior areas. there are also concerned the coastal flooding. let's look at the baltimore metro area. see the light shades of green, that is really light rain east of edgewood. sticking, won't be the snow. it is not very heavy. >> we will check back with you. still ahead, just a da
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
can expect airport to be busier. airlines for america says nearly 24 million travelers will fly from friday to tuesday. that is up from last year but still below the peak level years of 2007 and 2006. the u.s. postal service is reminding you to mail early. they expect to deliver 17.9 billion cards and packages. december 17 will be the busiest mailing day of 2012 with more than 650 million pieces of mail processed. when you are sending mail, using know the code is better than our wrongs of code. -- no zip code is better than a wrong zip code. researchers in boston track the diets of more than 1000 patients of the dance stage 3: cancer. those that of soup -- consumed the most cards had an 80% risk it would return. the effect with even more pronounced and those that were overweight or obese. and grey or thinning hair. all signs of aging most of us tried to avoid. researchers say this could be signs of heart attack risk. people who had at least three or four signs like all this at the crown of the head, wrinkled and body -- fatty deposits had a 57% increased risk for heart attack. resear
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
and get ready for the greatest night of the week. that's sunday night, football night in america. and this as good one. maybe a preview of the super bowl to come. the houston texans come in. will they get mauled by the bears? soldier field. they ain't got no stinking roof. showers, storms, heavy rain likely. upper 50s. that's all on sunday night, football night in america. don't bring pie. it'll get wet. >> you're scaring erica. she just started. she is planning to leave. >> oh, my. what could be more american than football and pie on a stick. >> the best. >> all right, erica. we'll see you this weekend. al thank you. we'll see you up next, al. real estate you can get for $400,000 or less. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. and getting more. that's value sense. introducing the scott shared values program. get free movie rentals, music downloads, and more. use your value s
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
something into your body that kills you? and, i mean, this is america. we expect more. >> reporter: so far 32 are dead and 438 sickened by tainted steroids which federal authorities say came from the new england compounding center. >> in terms of new infections occurring, i do think the worst is over. >> reporter: a recent inspection of the necc facility found serious safety violations, mold and bacteria in clean rooms, unsanitary conditions an improper sterilization procedure. a staff report by the house committee investigating the crisis says necc has a long history of very similar, if not identical, underlying misconduct. going back a decade. in 2002 an fda inspection turned up sterility problems, and later that year two patients came down with bacterial meningitis after receiving the same steroid linked to the current crisis. the fda suggested the pharmacy be shut down and prohibited from manufacturing until procedures improved. but state regulators later found the pharmacy in compliance. >> at the month compounding center was shut down and prevented from manufacturing all these chemic
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